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Decking Installation

Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your decking.

Add a Drainage System Under Raised Decks

Keep the area dry for storage or added living space

How to Revive a Beat-Up Deck

Coat cracked and dried-out boards with sand-impregnated paint to bring them back to life

How to Square Joists for a Deck

TOH general contractor Tom Silva gets joists square by using the Pythagorean theorem

How to Spruce Up a Worn-out Deck

Give those tired old boards a refreshing makeover in six easy steps

Joining Tongue-and-Groove Plywood

Coax those tongue-and-groove edges together for a tight, no-bounce fit